PM says PPP believes in democratic process
Addresses Pakistani community in Jeddah
Jeddah—Prime Minister Raja Pervez Asrhaf Monday said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) believed in coming into power through democratic process and appointment of a consensus Chief Election Commission is a great contribution of the party.
Addressing a reception hosted in his honour by the Pakistani community and PPP, here at local hotel, the Prime Minister said the people are ultimate arbitrator who have the right to chose their leaders in the democratic set up.
Terrorists storm Bannu old city police station
Bannu—The operation against the terrorists who attacked Old City Police Station on Monday was completed with the killing of two suicide jacket wearing militants and arrest of another. The operation was jointly carried out by police and Pak Army. Three police personnel were martyred in the terror attack.
Security forces have held four suspected policemen and a citizen and transferred them to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
US apology vindicates our rightful stand: Zardari
Islamabad—President Asif Ali Zardari has appreciated the patience, perseverance and skillful handling of the Pak-US negotiations by Ambassador Sherry Rehman which led to ending the stalemate over the tragic Salala incident.
In a letter to Ambassador to Washington, Sherry Rehman, President Zardari said the US apology over the loss of brave Pakistani soldiers lives is a vindication of Pakistan’s rightful stand and an acknowledgement of the inviolability of Pakistan’s sovereignty.
Interior Ministry seeks legal advice on putting PM’s name on ECL
Islamabad—The first visit of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to Saudi Arabia, after assuming charge of his office, has raised eyebrows of many including the officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) because it confirms that names of accused persons in Rs22 billion Rental Power Projects (RPPs) scam have not been put on Exit Control List (ECL) despite Supreme Court’s orders, inside sources in the NAB revealed. The NAB, which is investigating RPPs case and had written a letter to the interior ministry for putting names of 51 people including Prime Minister Ashraf and others on the ECL, is said to be frustrated after its request was not entertained by the interior ministry.